Time Standards

Qualification time standards are set by the various governing bodies that come under the umbrella of USA Swimming. Championship meets require swimmers meet or exceed these standards.

If you are looking for your swimmer's best times, please click here to look up times for an individual swimmer (links to the USA Swimming times database).

The Rules of Swimming are posted here (excerpt from the 2020 USA Swimming Rules & Regulations handbook).


Times for 2020-2021 season championship meets are posted below.

2021 STAGS Time Standards (1/6/21) Short course yards, short course meters, and long course meters: STAGS times are equal to the "A" and faster time standard by age and gender

2021 TAGS Time Standards (11/13/20): Short course yards

2021 TAGS Time Standards (11/13/20): Long course meters

2021 Sectionals Time Standards (pending): Short course yards and long course meters 

2021-2024 National Age Group Motivational Times (B, BB, A, etc. by age/gender for short course yards, short course meters, and long course meters) 

 

Times for 2019-2020 season championship meets are posted below.  

2020 STAGS Time Standards (10/10/19) Short course yards, short course meters, and long course meters

2020 TAGS Time Standards (11/6/19): Short course yards and long course meters

2020 Sectionals Time Standards (1/6/20)Short course yards and long course meters (note: the Sectionals times for 2020 are the same as 2019)

2017-2020 National Age Group Motivational Times (B, BB, A, etc. by age/gender for short course yards, short course meters, and long course meters) 

 

National Swim Meets & Olympic Trials:

2019 Winter Junior Nationals Time Standards

2019 Junior Nationals Time Standards

2019 Nationals Time Standards

2020 Futures Championship Meet Time Standards

2020 Speedo Summer Championships Time Standards

2019 U.S. Open Time Standards

2019-2020 USA Swimming Scholastic All America Time Standards (and link to program description and application process)

2021 Olympic Trials  (USAS/USOC Press Release, Additional Information updated 1/26/21)

Click here to look up times for an individual swimmer (links to the USA Swimming times database)